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In an exclusive guest post, the deputy director general of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, Hugues Derème, reveals some of the upcoming initiatives the office has planned.
01 December 2022
The Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property does not provide for protection of unregistered trademarks, the only exception being the protection of well-known marks as prescribed by the Paris Convention. When no registration exists, no trademark rights can be invoked. Timely registration is therefore of the essence.
21 October 2022
Pieter van den Bulck – until recently the global director of intellectual property at AB InBev – shares the innovations that he sees as key for corporate trademark departments in the years ahead
27 September 2022
Following the Court of Appeal’s decision, the Jiskefet Encyclopedie - a book about a famous TV show that was written and published without the consent of the show’s producers - can again be sold in bookshops without a sticker or insert.
26 September 2022
In a new edition from our long-running series on physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to the Benelux area.
05 September 2022
In an interview with WTR, Pieter van den Bulck shares his excitement at the “daring move” to jump to an outside counsel role.
22 July 2022
The Dutch Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by adidas, ending a decades-long dispute with H&M Hennes & Mauritz over its use of a two-stripe mark.
11 October 2021
Samsung has prevailed in a dispute with EBB Development, owned by notorious trademark filer Michael Gleissner, with the Court of Appeal of the Hague ruling that EBB had acted in bad faith when applying for the Benelux trademark BIBBY.
01 September 2021
Scams targeting trademark owners are fast becoming commonplace and increasingly sophisticated. Four leading IP offices share their insights on which scams are most prevalent, what you can do to stay safe, the resources on offer to help and how offices are collaborating across borders to fight fraudsters.
05 August 2021
Two trademark experts in the Netherlands – Turnstone attorney Michiel Haegens and Leeway attorney at law Jos Klaus – reflect on the impact of Gleissner’s activities on the Benelux IP ecosystem.
08 April 2021
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